Thursday, 23 January 2014


Good heevnin peeps!
Before I show you my make, I would like to explain why I haven't posted for a while. As I mentioned in previous posts, my dad was in hospital. Sadly, he passed away in the early hours of 9th January. Thankfully my mum, sister and I were with him, so he was not alone.
We are going to miss him so much. He was proud of my being a designer for Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter; not forgetting the Cosmic Strawberry blog.
So, here I am. I would like to show you a card I've made for my nephew, Tom. He is 17 on the 27th and is going to start learning to drive. No one is safe!!!

What you need...

Patterned paper: Hipster 6 x 6 paper pad; Hipster 12 x 12 collection pack  - Basic Grey
Die-cut tab: Hipster die-cut shapes - Basic Grey
Punch: corner rounder
Parcel string

What you do...

Cover the lower two thirds of a blank 13cm x 15cm with the scallop paper and round off the top right and lower left corners.

Round the top right corner of a 7.5cm x 11cm panel of aqua paper and adhere to the lower left. Add the 'cool!' panel cut from the 12 x 12 'nifty/hip' sheet along with a 'monday' tab (or what ever day the birthday falls on).

Attach a banner sticker to the top left corner, a length of the arrow sticker across the top of the scallop paper and a bent arrow sticker pointing to the 'cool!' panel.

Wrap frayed string around the bottom of the card, thread through a large brown button to the right and tie in a knot. Thread a small aqua button with frayed string and adhere to the banner sticker.

Ta da! A card perfect for a teenager. You can purchase the sticker sheet separately, but if you buy the collection pack you get it included along with an alphabet sticker sheet.

Hopefully, I will now be able to settle down and start doing some cards. I would also like to start showing you sneak peeks at what I have been doing for the magazines.

Don't forget, you still have just over a week to enter the candy giveaway. Just click on the link in the sidebar for details.

Until next time, my friends...xx

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  1. Your card is seriously cool, Colette! Your nephew will love it. Again, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your dad.

  2. Stunning card! love it ...the way the arrow directs to the sentiment is so cool! love the awesome idea! TFS:)

  3. So sorry to her about your Dad.
    I wish you my deepest sympaty.
    Your card is beautiful.
    Gr Elly

  4. Colette I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  5. Sympathies to you & your family on the loss of your dear dad. May God give you the strength to bear the loss.

  6. So sorry to hear about your dad. Mine has been dead for 19 years now but I still miss him of course. Time does help make you stronger, although you probably don't believe that yet. Keep remembering all the good times and one day you will smile instead of cry. Scrapbooking always helps me nowadays every time someone dies, so I strongly recommend it.

  7. so sorry to hear about your dad, Colette, my deepest sympathies, may he rest in peace......

  8. I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences! Hugs! xx

  9. Awww Colette, so sorry to hear your sad news, I am thinking of you and your family.
    Big Hugs
    Dawn x

  10. I wish you my deepest sympaty... hugs...


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